Annual Conference for Middle Level Education

October 15-17, 2015, Columbus, Ohio

Symposium on Middle Level Teacher Education

This special ticketed event is an add-on option to your AMLE2015 registration, and takes place on Wednesday, October 14.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 – Columbus, Ohio
Greater Columbus Convention Center

You are cordially invited to attend the Symposium on Middle Level Teacher Education presented by Association for Middle Level Education “… in collaboration with the AMLE Professional Preparation Advisory Committee, the AMLE Research Advisory Committee, the National Association of Professors of Middle Level Education and the American Educational Research Association Middle Level Education Research SIG.

Excellent middle grades teacher preparation is critical to the success of education. Whether you are just starting a program for middle grades educators or are involved in an established program, AMLE's Symposium on Middle Level Teacher Education is for you!

Come share the latest information, trends, and best practices to enhance the quality of middle level teacher education!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 – Columbus, Ohio
Greater Columbus Convention Center

Features

The best professional development investment that you will make this year features

  • Sessions on developing and sustaining exemplary middle level teacher preparation programs.
  •  Opportunities to network with other teacher educators.
  • Discussions about the future of middle level teacher preparation with colleagues from around the country.

This important symposium will ask compelling questions and address challenging statements and critical issues

  • How will middle level teacher preparation programs meet the ever-changing demands of the 21st century?
  • How will the teachers you prepare today improve education for young adolescents tomorrow?
  • Is your institution providing the specialized preparation needed by prospective and practicing middle level teachers?
  • How does your state assist colleges and schools of education in the national accreditation process?
  • Is your teacher preparation program nationally accredited?
  • How do you evaluate your middle level teacher candidates to ensure they will be knowledgeable and effective teachers?
  • How do you assess graduates of your middle level teacher preparation program?

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 – Columbus, Ohio
Greater Columbus Convention Center

Who should attend this symposium?

  • Faculty members of colleges and universities
  • Faculty members of undergraduate or graduate middle level teacher preparation programs
  • Administrators of colleges, schools, and departments of education
  • Policymakers
  • Members of state departments of education
  • Anyone who participates in the preparation of teachers of young adolescents
  • Individuals interested in transitioning from middle school teacher to teacher educator

The Symposium on Middle Level Teacher Preparation will foster a learning community that is actively engaged in expanding the knowledge base about teacher preparation at the middle level.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 – Columbus, Ohio
Greater Columbus Convention Center

Sessions

The Symposium Call for Presentations opens March 9, 2015 and the deadline is April 6 2015. The Symposium organizers are seeking sessions on

  • Developing and sustaining exemplary middle level teacher preparation programs
  • How middle level teacher preparation programs will meet the ever-changing demands of the 21st century
  • Research studies that have employed quantitative, qualitative, mixed methodologies
  • Action research focused on middle level teacher education
  • Evaluating middle level teacher candidates to ensure they will be knowledgeable and effective teachers
  • Assessing graduates of your middle level teacher preparation program
  • Collaborative initiatives with schools and communities
  • The content, structures, clinical experiences, and practices of middle level teacher education programs
  • Effective instruction and assessment strategies for middle level teacher educators

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 – Columbus, Ohio
Greater Columbus Convention Center

Schedule

Wednesday, October 14, 2015  
8:30 a.m. – 8:55 a.m. Welcome and Symposium Overview
9:00 a.m. – 9:55 a.m. Concurrent Session 1
10:00 a.m. – 10:55 a.m. Concurrent Session 2
11:00 a.m. – 11:55 p.m. Concurrent Session 3
12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch (provided)
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Keynote
1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Roundtable Discussions
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Wrap up and share out

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 – Columbus, Ohio
Greater Columbus Convention Center

Registration

The Symposium is a special ticketed event of AMLE2015, the Annual Conference for Middle Level Education.

Tickets are $150, in addition to your AMLE2015 registration, and include access to all symposium sessions and lunch.

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